Wright

Current State electoral district map

2014 District of Wright map (PDF 1.58 MB) 

2014 State election results

Electors on roll - 24 960
Formal ballot papers - 22 564
Informal ballot papers - 856
Total ballot papers returned - 23 420

2014 two party preferred vote
ALP - 53.0%
LIB - 47.0%

Members since first represented in 1993

Surname First Name Party Period
ASHENDEN Edward S LIB 1993 - 1997
RANKINE  Jennifer M  ALP  1997 - 

ALP = Australian Labor Party
LIB = Liberal Party of Australia

History

This district was created at the 1991 redistribution, effective at the 1993 election.

Name origin: Edmund Wright (1824-1888), architect, designed Adelaide Town Hall and Edmund Wright House in King William Street - formerly the Union Bank. Wright, a Mayor of Adelaide in 1859, was recognised as Adelaide's most eminent 19th century architect who influenced the classical revival style of architecture in the city. He was also one of the designers of Parliament House in Melbourne.

Size: Approximately 20.5 km²

Location: To the north-east of Adelaide the district consists largely of outer residential suburbs.

Key boundary changes compared to 2010: Wright gains part of the suburb of Greenwith. It loses the remainder of the suburb of Salisbury Heights and part of the suburb of Gulfview Heights.

2010 District of Wright map (PDF 1.03 MB)